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How to Prevent Breakage and Chipping on Carbide End Mills

Carbide End Mills

Carbide end mills are made to last the test of time for various projects and materials. Any contractor understands this and will happily invest in custom carbide tools for their projects and businesses. The team at Epic Tool Inc understands this but still wants to offer some tips on how to prevent any possible breakage […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Carbide Steel Industry

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It is no doubt COVID-19 has created unsurmountable impacts on all industries across Canada and the globe. Epic Tool works exclusively with the power generation, automotive, aerospace and Mold and Die making industries, all of which have taken a hit from the global pandemic. Many manufacturing industries have been pushed back and had regular production […]

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Coolants Used in CNC Operations

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Why is coolant important? Coolant in purpose is widely understood – it’s used to temper high temperatures common during machining, and aid in chip evacuation. However, there are several types and styles, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Knowing which cnc coolant – or if any – is appropriate for your job can help […]

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CNC Processes: Milling

CNC Milling Process

Milling- one of the most common processes in CNC machining, most likely because it is so adaptable and flexible. With just a single tool, machine shops can create nearly limitless shapes on the surface of a workpiece. Milling can completely transform a piece of metal stock into a finished part of nearly any complexity. CNC […]

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Basic CNC Tooling for Digital Woodworkers

Understanding CNC mills can be confusing due to the overwhelming minutiae of design detail and a bewildering number of choices. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Fortunately, woodworkers have a fairly narrow focus: Cutting wood on a CNC. We have special considerations to consider but the good news is that by focusing on […]

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CNC Machine Trends

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is the use of software and computer-controlled machinery to automate a manufacturing process. Based on that definition, you need three components for a CAM system to function: Software that tells a machine how to make a product by generating toolpaths. Machinery that can turn raw material into a finished product. Post processing […]

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How Broaching Works

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Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool to remove material in a consistent and accurate way. There are two types of broaching services, linear and rotary, which are used to produce different kinds of machining finishes, but in either case, production broaching is typically only used for precision applications and high-quantity production. […]

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Reducing Heat Generation in Cutting Tool Applications

heat generation

Heat is a natural byproduct with any cutting tool application, but it’s important that you know how to minimize it, as it will improve the life of your tool. Heat isn’t always bad and doesn’t need to totally be avoided, although, controlling heat will help prolong your tool life. Taking every precaution possible to redirect […]

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CNC Machining Within the Automotive Industry

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The automotive industry has established itself on innovation and improvement since its inception in the 1860’s, and manufacturing advances have been responsible for a great deal of automotive innovations. For example, take Henry Ford, 1913; he revolutionized auto assembly and mass production with the first moving assembly line and automation and streamlining have remained two […]

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